For Families

Play & Learn at Home (and Outside!)

Whilst our workshops have been on hold at Nottingham Contemporary our Play and Learn Team have been busy planning lots of activities for you.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of the exhibitions and join in with our Family Explorer Activities from home.

To keep your mind and body creative, try our Play & Learn Family Activities at Home, there are also activities you can do outside.

Some of the activities you can do with everyday objects, however others might require a few art materials. If this is something you would like, we can post free material packs out to you. Look out for the free materials listed at the top of the activity.

If you are a little unsure trying activities at home here’s a few tips from our Play and Learn Team who share their thoughts about creating a space for playing and making at home.

Gather the family, put on our Grace Jones playlist on Spotify here, turn it up loud, and give it a go!

We miss you, so be sure to share your ‘at Home (and Outside!)’ workshop experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities. We will feature these images on our webpages so others can see all that you've been creating.

We are a little closer to seeing you again, but keep safe and keep creating the amazing work we love so much!

It was lovely before and it will be lovely again. We hope to see you soon!

Please email to receive a free material pack, there are lots to choose, see the activities below.

Have you taken part in our family activities ?

Working digitally, means we miss all those lovely conversations we would usually have with you, sharing ideas, listening, and seeing how you respond to our workshops. It is difficult to get feedback when we don't see you and this would really help.

The survey takes about 10 mins or less to complete and it will really help our team to understand more about what you thought ready for when we are back together at Nottingham Contemporary.

You can fill out our survey by clicking here.

We'd love to hear what you think.

Fill out our family survey